The Big Three

May 08, 2008

MUSIC

HE'S GOT IT ALL

Country comes to the city Saturday when Kenny Chesney's Poets and Pirates tour stops at M&T Bank Stadium. The show will feature songs from his latest album, Just Who I Am: Poets & Pirates, which is his 13th. Also slated to perform are Brooks & Dunn, LeAnn Rimes, Big & Rich, Gary Allan, Cowboy Troy and Sammy Hagar.

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The show is at 2:30 p.m. M&T Bank Stadium is at 1101 Russell St. Tickets are $49-$99.50. Call 410-547-7328 or go to ticket master.com. Go to balti moreravens.com for more information, including a list of prohibited items.

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[SARAH KICKLER KELBER]

OPERA

'BUTTERFLY' LANDS AT THE LYRIC

Set in 1904 Japan, the opera Madama Butterfly tells a story of tragic love between the young geisha Cio-Cio-San and her unfaithful husband, American Lieutenant Pinkerton. A perennial of American opera, it is one of Puccini's best known besides La Boheme. The Baltimore Opera Company's opening performance on Saturday features Shu-Ying Li and Jose Luis Duval singing classic pieces such as "Un Bel Di."

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The opera opens at 8:15 p.m. Saturday, running at varying dates and times until May 18. Tickets are $51-$138. The Lyric Opera House is at 140 W. Mount Royal Ave. Call 410-727-6000 or go to balti moreopera.com.

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[NICHOLAS TESTA]

ART

SCREENED ART

Created in Baltimore during the early 1900s, painted screens brought artwork to doorways and windows across the city. Rowhouse Rembrandts celebrates this Baltimore art form and its creators tomorrow and Saturday at the American Visionary Art Museum and the Creative Alliance. The days are sprinkled with a variety of workshops, a marketplace, music, magic, films and food.

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The opening event is 7 p.m.-10 p.m. tomorrow at the museum, 800 Key Highway. Events are at various times and places Saturday. Prices range from free to $25. The Creative Alliance is at 3134 Eastern Ave. Call 410-244-1900 or go to avam.org.

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[NICHOLAS TESTA]

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